LOOKING at Kalon Milne, you might be surprised to hear his first tattoo involved a Playboy bunny symbol.
Now 28 and the manager at The Cambridge Hotel, he has been having a tribal tattoo design removed from his left arm.
The story of how he came to such a decision starts with being young, drunk and overseas.
“I got it done when I was 17 or 18,” Mr Milne said. “It was a Playboy bunny and a Superman symbol originally.”
The novelty wore off quickly.
And when Mr Milne inquired with a tattoo artist on his options for covering it, he was told the tribal pattern was his only option.
“It didn’t blend in with anything else I’ve had done,” Mr Milne said about his decision to get it removed.
“I was originally going to get it removed so I could tattoo over it, but it’s worked so well.”
Mr Milne has lots of other tattoos which he loves.
These include a huge, detailed piece on his back which was done by a Buddhist monk.
“I like more of an old-school style,” he said.
“I see them [tattoos] as art.”